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By Julia Kindt

ISBN-10: 0521110920

ISBN-13: 9780521110921

ISBN-10: 0521127734

ISBN-13: 9780521127738

Who marched in spiritual processions and why? How have been blood sacrifice and communal feasting with regards to identities within the historic Greek urban? With questions corresponding to those, present scholarship goals to illustrate the ways that faith maps directly to the socio-political constructions of the Greek polis ('polis religion'). during this booklet Dr Kindt explores a extra complete notion of historical Greek faith past this conventional paradigm. Comparative in strategy and outlook, the e-book invitations its readers to embark on an interdisciplinary trip touching upon such varied subject matters as spiritual trust, own faith, magic and theology. particular examples comprise the transformation of tyrant estate into ritual items, the cultural perform of constructing dedications at Olympia, and a guy trying to make like to Praxiteles' recognized statue of Aphrodite. The booklet may be precious for all scholars and students looking to comprehend the advanced phenomenon of old Greek religion.

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